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Da Vinci design jewel still key for Tuscan silk weavers | art and culture

Five hundred years after the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a silk mill incorporating one of his designs is still shuttling some of the finest threads in the world across its looms. Tucked away in the historic San Frediano neighbourhood in Florence, L’Antico Setificio Fiorentino was founded in 1786 and ...

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Stroking babies gently can relieve them of pain: Study

Stroking a baby can help in curbing activities in their brain, which are often associated with painful experiences. (Source: File Photo) Stroking or cuddling babies gently not only makes them feel fuzzy and warm, but it turns out, the act might have some pain relieving effect. According to a study, ...

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Of music, heritage and legacy: Why you must visit Gwalior | travel

Who could better understand the dichotomy of long life than these fort walls of Gwalior! They have stood there for centuries, celebrating the glories and suffering the falls. They have witnessed many a love story blossom within their wombs, reverberated with the best of music, and cried at their helplessness ...

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Border Lines | Lifestyle News, The Indian Express

Aryakrishnan masquerading as Sweet Maria, the transgender activist (Photos by Kochi Muziris Biennale) Prabhakar PrachputeThere could perhaps have been no place more befitting than the Anand Warehouse for artist Prabhakar Prachpute’s Resilient Bodies in the Era of Resistance. Once a centre for trade in food grain, the walls of the ...

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Ghazal’s Southern Ascent | Lifestyle News, The Indian Express

Gayatri Asokan To her, music is quantum mechanics. Waves of sur. Notes and the gaps between them. Her friends are ragas Bageshwari, Shudh Sarang and Malkauns. She sings Mazha Kondu Mathram with as much thairaav as she does Mehdi Hassan’s Baat Karni Mujhe Mushkil with sincerity. “This is a singer ...

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‘We have a place where everyone feels welcome’

Theatre session at the fest. Are you satisfied with how the festival has grown since 2016?In the beginning, in fact, most people thought we are talking through our hats. A lady told me that in India, you have to be very careful when you do scale. She advised that we ...

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Asma’s Indian Kitchen charts the story of Indian immigrant restaurateur | books

UK-based restaurant owner Asma Khan’s book Asma’s Indian Kitchen has been launched here for Indian readers with veteran food writer Marryam H. Reshii discussing her journey and experience of touching lives through her food and the emotional experiences of her customers. The author runs an award-winning restaurant, Darjeeling Express, which ...

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Priyanka Chopra turns heads as she steps out in perfect winter outfits with her pooch Diana

The ‘The Sky is Pink’ star is now back in New York City. (Designed by Gargi Singh) One of the highlights of 2018 was Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ wedding ceremony that went on to become the second most Googled wedding of the year. After flooring us with pictures of her dreamy wedding ...

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Want a healthier lifestyle? Try arranging your house with these simple tricks

Here are a few tips for a healthy lifestyle. (Source: File Photo) The space we live in is more important than what meets the eye. Apart from adding to the aesthetics, it turns out that a well arranged and decorated place might help in speeding up your health and weight ...

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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2018: 5 books on sex workers and their issues

On International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, we list out five books that have touched upon this topic. (Source: Amazon.in) Every year, December 17 is observed as the day to end violence against sex workers. The practice began in 2003 in order to pay respect to the victims ...

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